Caravanning News

ACCC Product Safety Australia – Recall on Digitel Australia Pty Ltd 3-Ton Jack Stand

There is a recall on Digitel Australia Pty Ltd 3-ton capacity (6,600 lb) ​jack stand​, adjustable from 11-7/16" to 16-3/4", heavy duty steel body.  

The recall notice states that “the product does not meet the requirements of the mandatory standard ‘Consumer Protection Notice No. 12 of 2008, Consumer Product Safety Standard for Vehicle Support Stands'. The product may buckle during use.” The notice states this may cause a hazard as “If the product buckles during use it may pos​e a crushing hazard, resulting in serious injury or death to the user.”

The notice requests consumers to immediately stop using the support stands and dispose of them safely and for consumers to contact Digitel Australia to arrange a full refund.  The stands were available for sale from 1 June 2017 to 8 September 2017.  

 

For further information, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/digitel-australia-pty-ltd-3-ton-jack-stand

ACCC Product Safety Australia – Nissan D23 Navara & R52 Pathfinder Series 1 Models Recall Notice

A recall notice has been issued by Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Pty Ltd on Nissan D23 Navara and R52 Pathfinder Series 1 Models fitted with a genuine Nissan accessory nudge bar.  The notice states that ‘due to insufficient bolt torque, the nudge bar roll  hoop fixing bolts may come loose causing the roll hoop to rattle and in rare instances, may detach from the vehicle’.  This may cause a hazard.  ‘If the bolted connections become detached or the components fail, the nudge bar may detach from the vehicle, posing an accident risk to the vehicle occupants and other road users.’  For further information, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/nissan-motor-co-australia-pty-ltd-nissan-d23-navara-r52-pathfinder-series-1-models

ACCC Product Safety Australia – 2011-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee Recall

A recall has been issued for 2011-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokees stating that ‘the brake booster water shield may have been incorrectly installed during completion of Safety Recall P14.  All vehicles previously involved in Safety Recall P14 have been transferred to Safety Recall T59 and all repairs are now to be performed according to Safety Recall T59.  For customers who have not had recall campaign number P14 performed on their vehicles, this campaign T59 replaces P14 on those vehicles.’  The hazard is listed as ‘limited braking ability can increase the risk of a crash and/or injury to vehicle occupants.’

For further information and to see if your vehicle is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/fca-australia-pty-ltd-2011-2014-wk-jeep-grand-cherokee

ACCC Product Safety Australia – Mazda BT-50 Recall 

There is a recall for Mazda BT-50 (UR) with manual transmission which were available for sale between 14 July 2015 and 2 February 2016.  The recall states that the ‘gearshift cable retaining clip may not be fully engaged, which could lead to the gearshift cables moving out of position and contacting the propeller shaft’  and that ‘continued contact between the gearshift cables and the propeller shaft could cause damage to both, which may result in difficulty changing gears or loss of drive.  This may pose an accident risk to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

To see if your vehicle is affected by the recall and for further information, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mazda-australia-pty-ltd-mazda-bt-50-2

ACCC Product Safety Australia Recall Notification – Ford Ranger

There has been a recall on certain Ford Rangers fitted with a manual transmission and built from 5 June 2015 through to 12 February 2016.   The recall states that the gearshift cable retaining clip may not be securely fastened, which could lead to the gearshift cables making contact with the rear driveshaft.  The hazard is stated as ‘continued contact between the gearshift cables and driveshaft can damage both components.  This could result in difficulty changing gears and/or loss of drive, posing an accident hazard.  At the time of release there have been no reported failures of the affected parts in Australia.’

To see if your vehicle VIN is listed and for further information, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ford-motor-company-of-australia-limited-ford-ranger

 

 

 

Sunland Patriot Caravan Recall Notice

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Product Safety Australia has notified of a recall on Sunland Patriot Caravans with Fitted Front Storage Box.  The caravans were available for sale 8 July 2015 to 20 July 2017.

The notification states that affected models have holes in the vertical dividers between sections of the external storage compartment where LPG cylinders are kept. It is a requirement of Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 5601.2 Gas installations, Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes that the cylinder compartment is separated from the general storage area by a vertical divider that is sealed to the sides and floor of the compartment.’  

There is a potential hazard in that ‘Gas may leak into the other sections of the storage compartment, posing a possible fire risk’.

Consumers are requested to remove any potential ignition sources such as batteries, torches or lighters from the adjacent compartments and contact Sunland Australia RV on 07 5499 2250 to arrange to have a plate fitted to cover the holes.

Further information can be found on the ACCC Product Safety Australia website at https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/sunland-australia-rv-pty-ltd-patriot-caravans-with-fitted-front-storage-box

ACCC Product Safety Australia - Campmaster CM1950 Butane Heater

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has notified that there is a recall notice on Campmaster CM1950 Butane Heater which is a portable heater fuelled by butane gas canisters Model CM1950S Serial Numbers 15000001 to 15001300 stating that if the product is not used in accordance with the operating instructions, elevated levels of carbon monoxide may be emitted when the knob is set at a specific position between ON and OFF.

The notice states that if the heater is operated in a confined space there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the user.  For further information or to check if your heater is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/amalgamated-hardware-merchants-ltd-campmaster-cm1950-butane-heater